What To Expect When Starting Orthodontic Treatment

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You may have some anxiety when starting your orthodontic treatment. At Orthodontic Specialists, we’re here to help guide you through treatment, so you are as comfortable as possible and have a positive experience when your braces do come off.

Choosing the right Orthodontist for you or your child requires careful consideration. Choosing the right orthodontist isn’t just about finding a doctor who can create an aesthetically pleasing smile.  Orthodontists are responsible for much more than that. In fact, orthodontics is primarily undertaken to correct improperly fitting teeth, discrepancies of tooth and jaw size, skeletal imbalances, irregular facial bone formation, and problems of the jaw joint.

Actually, orthodontic treatment is primarily designed to produce the healthiest environment for the teeth, jaws, facial bones, and muscles.

What are the effects of a poor bite?

A poor bite can lead to tooth loss and gum disease. Additionally, a poor bite can cause problems with the TMJ joint. A poor bite often forces the jaw out of its natural position straining the muscles and ligaments every time the mouth opens and closes. This can cause headaches, muscle tenderness, spasms, neck pain, clicking, and physical damage in the joint.

What happens during your first orthodontic exam?

During your complimentary examination, we will explain everything that you will need to know about your orthodontic treatment so that you can choose what’s best for you – no strings attached. If you’d like to schedule a complimentary examination with Dr. Iacobelli or one of our doctors, please visit our Complimentary Consultation page and send us a note.  We have offices in Clarkston, Grand Blanc, Sterling Heights, and Lapeer.

It’s essential to have your bite examined and during your initial exams, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms.
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine if treatment is necessary.
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan.
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans.

Our video will help you learn more about what you can expect at Orthodontic Specialists:

Contact us today to set up your free orthodontist exam. Orthodontic Specialists has options from traditional metal braces to Invisalign, and we have affordable treatment options for every case.

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